Indiana University graduates to elect trustee
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University alumni may begin casting their vote for university trustee beginning June 1. Voting will continue until 11 a.m. June 30.Two candidates are vying for election this year. Incumbent Pat Shoulders, of Evansville, Ind., has served as an IU trustee since 2002. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English in 1975 and his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1978 from the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. He practices law with Ziemer, Stayman, Weitzel and Shoulders in Evansville.
Challenger Andrew Baldwin, of San Francisco, is an associate with Western Technology Investment. He graduated from IU in 2007 with a degree in finance and earned an MBA in 2013 from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
In accordance with state law, the annual election is conducted by the Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries, Brenda Johnson, on the Bloomington campus, with assistance from the IU Alumni Association.
Degree-holders from all IU campuses are eligible to vote for the trustee position. IU graduates elect three of the nine trustees, one each year for a three-year term. The remaining six trustees, including the student board member, are appointed by Indiana’s governor.
A candidate forum will be held at 4:15 p.m. Friday, June 6, at the Whittenberger Auditorium in the Indiana Memorial Union on the IU Bloomington campus. It will be available live and archived online at broadcast.iu.edu.
For more information about the candidates or to vote online, go to TrusteeElection.iu.edu. Paper ballots are available upon request by calling 812-855-6610.
The Board of Trustees is Indiana University’s governing board, its legal owner and final authority.
About the IU Alumni Association
The IU Alumni Association is dedicated to serving the university and its diverse alumni, students and friends. As one of the nation's largest alumni organizations, serving more than 580,000 graduates worldwide, the IUAA provides many programs and services to its members, nonmember alumni and the university. For more information, visit alumni.indiana.edu or call 800-824-3044.